Without experience we do not know if what we believe is even true. With experience we know what we know by what we experience. With experience we know how we feel. Even if we don’t know what to do and have no ability in terms of ‘how’ history shows that we can do anything. As a potential employee without life experience we have little to offer an employer. A school or college leaver with an education is merely someone with a particular set of prejudices existing as academic knowledge. Literacy programmes each individual with ‘contemporary’ language.

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